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New trucking industry survey reveals challenges, opportunities

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New trucking industry survey reveals challenges, opportunities
A recent survey conducted by Truckstop.com revealed how many carriers feel about the current challenges on the road.

BOISE, Idaho — A recent survey conducted by Truckstop.com reveals the way many carriers feel about the current challenges on the road.

The survey found that more than half (51%) of carriers polled are looking to change jobs in the next six to 12 months even though 32% of respondents are making 50% to 74% more money.

“The freight transportation industry is cyclical, which means innovating ahead of the impending ups and downs is paramount to ensuring our customers have the tools they need to navigate the industry’s cycles and ensure steady cash flow.” said Kendra Tucker, chief executive officer, Truckstop.com. “The Truckstop.com suite of solutions helps carriers simplify their day by reducing tedious tasks because every second counts in this industry.”

According to the survey, “For carriers to remain successful in today’s climate, they need access to easy-to-use solutions that keep their businesses moving, from getting fair rates to getting paid faster (69% of respondents say factoring is an efficient way to get paid).”

Additional survey findings show that most carriers surveyed (96%) believe improvements made possible with the infrastructure bill will positively impact the freight transportation industry, the most impactful believed to be:

  • Improved conditions on interstates, highways and roads – 35%
  • Better traffic flow that reduces congestion and improves delivery times – 32%
  • Increase in new drivers under apprentice program – 28%
John Worthen

Born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and raised in East Texas, John Worthen returned to his home state to attend college in 1998 and decided to make his life in The Natural State. Worthen is a 20-year veteran of the journalism industry and has covered just about every topic there is. He has a passion for writing and telling stories. He has worked as a beat reporter and bureau chief for a statewide newspaper and as managing editor of a regional newspaper in Arkansas. Additionally, Worthen has been a prolific freelance journalist for two decades, and has been published in several travel magazines and on travel websites.

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Born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and raised in East Texas, John Worthen returned to his home state to attend college in 1998 and decided to make his life in The Natural State. Worthen is a 20-year veteran of the journalism industry and has covered just about every topic there is. He has a passion for writing and telling stories. He has worked as a beat reporter and bureau chief for a statewide newspaper and as managing editor of a regional newspaper in Arkansas. Additionally, Worthen has been a prolific freelance journalist for two decades, and has been published in several travel magazines and on travel websites.
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